Dec 22, 2014


Together, 20"x20"
Another prayer painting for a couple who are very dear to my heart going through hard times. Blessings on your family, your daughter, and your grandsons. I wish I could do more than paint, but maybe today that's enough.

Dec 20, 2014

Golden Thread #3

Golden Thread #3, 10"x36"

When my children were little and my husband was out of work, I read them "The Princess and the Goblin" by George MacDonald. Through the story, the princess follows a golden thread, given to her by her wise Grandmother. "In a hundred directions she turned, obedient to the guiding thread..."
A dear friend just lost his job. I'm praying he'll find that golden thread.

Dec 18, 2014

Still Waters

Still Waters, 20"x20"

Throw it down! Throw down the oars! Just do it! What's the point of paddling all the time? But am I alive if I don't?

Dec 11, 2014

Flowered Armchair

Flowered Armchair

"Oh, how cute! She's playing peek-a-boo!" Well, actually, it's one of those comfort paintings, after my dad died. Just made me feel better doing it. But if someone sees playfulness in it, that's good, too.

Dec 10, 2014

Life Drawing

Tuesday night life drawing. About 20 people gather at Sebastian's house in West Oakland every week from 7:00 to 9:00. Wonderful music and a steady buzz of conversation make it different from other life drawing groups. The caliber of the other artists is quite intimidating.

Dec 9, 2014


I'm not sure what this one is about. Beauty in limitations? Something more vast than my smallness?

Dec 7, 2014

no fear of heights

If you're an artist, people assume you are more skilled at climbing out on ledges and hanging garlands at Christmastime. At least that's the way it is at my church...

Dec 6, 2014

I Can Fly

I Can Fly
Am I the only person who gets anxious when I travel? I always clean the house before I go, just in case I die on the highway or in the air. I don't want my brother to have to enter a dirty house. I did this painting before a weekend away, and I didn't worry about someone finding the mess later.

Dec 4, 2014

She's Yours

She's Yours
Another one of those prayer paintings, putting my daughter into God's hands. I could paint one of these everyday.

Dec 2, 2014

All I Need

All I Need
Such a broad vista, just when I was feeling so hemmed in.